What the Lord Values – A Devotional by Katherine Kehler
“…the Son of God, who beloved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
I’ve been studying a set of books in my devotions by Charles J. Rolls, by which the writer writes, in nice element, in regards to the attributes of God. He writes about names and traits of God which I had not thought of earlier than. One among these names is: God, the Valuer.
All through the Bible, there are a lot of examples of what God values. He values what we give to Him. One instance is in a passage is in Leviticus 27. Right here the Lord instructions monks to put an estimate on the worth of all issues that had been donated to God by the individuals of Israel. In Leviticus, the expression, “thy estimation” is used twenty occasions. God locations a price on the issues we give to Him. Christ wields the prerogative of estimating the worth of all presents and companies which can be rendered in His identify – gold, silver or stubble.
Take the story of Peter – after he had been fishing all night time and caught nothing, Jesus requested for using his boat to show the crowds. Then He advised Peter to launch into the deep and let down his nets. Regardless that Peter was reluctant as a result of they’d fished in useless all night time and had been drained, he did it anyway and God rewarded him for using his boat, by giving him two boatloads of fish. Christ is not any man’s debtor.
There may be additionally the story of Mary who poured the costly, perfumed oil on Jesus toes. Jesus valued her treasured act of worship and advised the cynical disciples that this lady’s act of kindness and adoration could be remembered wherever the gospel was preached. He valued her sacrifice of affection.
Christ by no means undervalues a sort phrase spoken, or underestimates a loving deed carried out in His identify.
He seen the widow who gave two mites. He understands what giving prices.
He additionally takes discover of neglect in giving because of Him for advantages obtained, as within the case of the ten lepers who had been healed and just one got here again to provide thanks. Jesus requested the place the others had been.
Charles Rolls states so clearly, “He weighs the burden of a sigh, he measures the ache of our heartaches, he senses the sorrow of severance from our family members, he perceives the motive of a need, and discerns the intention of an aspiration. He absolutely is aware of, sincerely loves and gently cares for every one in all us, His individuals.”
The worth that Christ places on our life by no means adjustments. He paid the last word worth for us. He beloved us a lot that He paid the value (an unbelievable merciless loss of life) to redeem us from the grip of sin and loss of life.
As in Ephesians 1:18, He considers us “His personal treasured treasure.” God is the Valuer and locations the best worth on who we’re, what we do for Him, the time we spend for Him and what we surrender for Him. God, the Valuer.
Are you aware He values you?
God, we acknowledge that You place a price on what we do or don’t do for You, however we additionally notice and are so grateful that You worth us a lot that You paid the last word worth for us by dying for us. Thank You! Please give us knowledge and braveness to worth the issues that You worth. Amen.
By Katherine Kehler
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